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2018-09-14 12:30:58 PM  
I would have thought it would be in Montana
 
2018-09-14 12:51:24 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I would have thought it would be in Montana


He came.
He saw.
He left quickly.
 
2018-09-14 01:07:50 PM  
But isn't the Enterprise undergoing scrapping right now?
 
2018-09-14 01:07:51 PM  
An aircraft carrier?
 
2018-09-14 01:08:35 PM  
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I always just assume that the people who are really into Tom Clancy dress like Tom Clancy.
 
2018-09-14 01:14:13 PM  
$6.2 million... I could swing that.

/the guest house is nicer than my current house
 
2018-09-14 01:15:58 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: But isn't the Enterprise undergoing scrapping right now?


Does rebooting with the guy from The Office count as scrapping?
 
2018-09-14 01:16:52 PM  
I could put that greenhouse to good use.
 
2018-09-14 01:18:13 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I would have thought it would be in Montana


My first thought was Peurto Rico.
 
2018-09-14 01:20:03 PM  
I already own my toilet.
 
2018-09-14 01:23:18 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: I could put that greenhouse to good use.


That's a pool house. Maybe you could fill in the pool with compost for your future endeavors?
 
2018-09-14 01:27:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I always just assume that the people who are really into Tom Clancy dress like Tom Clancy.


No, Tom Clancy dressed like the people he wanted to be.

I liked a lot of his earlier works, but you could tell the quality was declining, until finally with Rainbow Six, the bottom fell out.

Clancy had a reputation for stretching technology a little bit, but in plausible ways.  So maybe the Navy didn't have sonar signal processing exactly like he imagined it in HFRO, but it wasn't totally bullshiat either.  Same thing in Red Storm Rising.  His stealth fighters were more based on the notional F-19 model kit that Revell put out than the actual F-117, but it was still a reasonable interpretation, and how he employed them was pretty spot-on.

But his McGuffin in Rainbow Six was a farkin' *DOWSING ROD*.  It was (and is) a scam product, and the book revolves around it being used.  That was the last straw.  I never bought a Clancy book new after that.  I'd pick them up used, if I even bothered to pick them up at all.  Not that he was writing his own books after that much anyway.  It's my contention that Tom Clancy greatly advanced the "War Porn" genre of fiction twice:  First when he wrote The Hunt for Red October, and secondly when he died.
 
2018-09-14 01:31:15 PM  

maxis_mydog: Eli WhiskeyDik: I could put that greenhouse to good use.

That's a pool house. Maybe you could fill in the pool with compost for your future endeavors?


Seriously? It looked like a greenhouse to me. It would still work for what I had in mind.
 
2018-09-14 01:32:15 PM  
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2018-09-14 01:33:42 PM  
What the hell is a tennis house?
 
2018-09-14 01:36:32 PM  
I enjoyed his early stuff, up to, like DB said, about Rainbow.  Without Remorse, Red Storm, Cardinal, and CAPD were some of my favourites.

/ nice joint, but it screams 1980's. No idea when it was built.
 
2018-09-14 01:37:30 PM  

abhorrent1: What the hell is a tennis house?


I think it's one of those "if you have to ask, you can't afford one" things.
 
2018-09-14 01:38:42 PM  
A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?
 
2018-09-14 01:40:26 PM  
Was pretty sure this was gonna be the Pepcon site.

You know...THIS place.

Pepcon Huge explosion
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2018-09-14 01:40:53 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: But isn't the Enterprise undergoing scrapping right now?


It's still waiting for the torches.  There's a fight over how to deal with the cost of the the reactor section.
 
2018-09-14 01:42:19 PM  

Glendale: A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?


I thought so too. It says Chesapeake Bay. Isn't that where all the rich people live?
 
2018-09-14 01:42:41 PM  
Would not buy.
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These shelves are way too deep for my paperbacks.
 
2018-09-14 01:43:03 PM  

Glendale: A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?


If you read the deed carefully, you will be having a permanent houseguest who pays no rent.
 
2018-09-14 01:49:20 PM  
I've been nearby - the Festival of Humidity is nice
 
2018-09-14 01:50:37 PM  

priapic_abandon2: Glendale: A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?

If you read the deed carefully, you will be having a permanent houseguest who pays no rent.


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2018-09-14 01:50:54 PM  
Russia?
 
2018-09-14 01:51:28 PM  

dittybopper: Rapmaster2000: I always just assume that the people who are really into Tom Clancy dress like Tom Clancy.

No, Tom Clancy dressed like the people he wanted to be.

I liked a lot of his earlier works, but you could tell the quality was declining, until finally with Rainbow Six, the bottom fell out.

Clancy had a reputation for stretching technology a little bit, but in plausible ways.  So maybe the Navy didn't have sonar signal processing exactly like he imagined it in HFRO, but it wasn't totally bullshiat either.  Same thing in Red Storm Rising.  His stealth fighters were more based on the notional F-19 model kit that Revell put out than the actual F-117, but it was still a reasonable interpretation, and how he employed them was pretty spot-on.

But his McGuffin in Rainbow Six was a farkin' *DOWSING ROD*.  It was (and is) a scam product, and the book revolves around it being used.  That was the last straw.  I never bought a Clancy book new after that.  I'd pick them up used, if I even bothered to pick them up at all.  Not that he was writing his own books after that much anyway.  It's my contention that Tom Clancy greatly advanced the "War Porn" genre of fiction twice:  First when he wrote The Hunt for Red October, and secondly when he died.


His last good book was "Clear and Present Danger" though "Sum of All Fears" had some decent parts.  His problem was that after CAPD, and even a bit in that book, his wacko political beliefs were starting to bleed into his fiction.

"Without Remorse" was basically a Republican murder ficiton, where the protagonist kills a bunch of racist stereotypes of what Republicans think black people are like, even if he disguised some of his racist stereotypes by making them white.  You still knew he meant "those people."

"Rainbow Six" was just "Israeli Jews are good, Palestinians and Muslims are evil" and it is never clear why they are killing and not arresting the people they are going after in the west, which hints that Clancy thought, "all prominent Muslims are terrorist supporters, but the liberals won't let us go after them" syndrome.  

His war between America and Japan was just a Nationalistic slash fiction against a country that had dared to outperform us economically back when his precious Reagan was president, and even had all the other brown countries that were threatening to displace America economically at the time, China, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, as operating a secret "anti-American" conspiracy where they planned to take down America militarily, and it was obvious that his future books would be about the White man, I mean America, triumphing over each of them in piecemeal.  

His secret Co-author on Red Storm Rising, and probably most of his other earlier books, Larry Bond is actually a much better author, and has a more realistic view of the world.
 
2018-09-14 01:55:51 PM  

UNC_Samurai: DarkSoulNoHope: But isn't the Enterprise undergoing scrapping right now?

It's still waiting for the torches.  There's a fight over how to deal with the cost of the the reactor section.


Why not sink it in the Mariana Trench? That way it's far enough down were it won't harm anything important. Besides, the fish down there all glow already, so it wouldn't make a difference.
 
2018-09-14 01:58:51 PM  
I want a grourmet kitchen too
 
2018-09-14 02:12:01 PM  

abhorrent1: Glendale: A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?

I thought so too. It says Chesapeake Bay. Isn't that where all the rich people live?


It's a very big bay. Lots of the shoreline is undeveloped and rural, and relatively inexpensive, for waterfront property.

Also, 45 miles from DC in that direction means at least a couple of hours to drive into the city because of all the DC-Annapolis traffic you'd have to get into.
 
2018-09-14 02:12:50 PM  
I liked his early books. His later stuff was just bad.
 
2018-09-14 02:13:29 PM  
<threadJack>Anyone watching the new Jack Ryan show on Amazon Prime?  I liked the first few episodes, but I'm souring on it.  Jack Ryan (as played by Krasinksi) is such a uni-dimensional, Disney Prince, Goody-two-shoes character that's it's just cliche and boring.  Completely opposed to any and all compromises in morality, regardless of the net good it might yield.

*** (Minor) Spoiler Alert ***

I also hated when the mandatory Love Interest found out JR was CIA instead of whatever boring job he claimed he had.  She's all POed about it, "If you're lying about this, how can I trust you on anything?"  Really?  Really???

Also, this is kinda falling into the same trap that Kingdom of Heaven fell into - fish-out-of-water becomes expert in everything.  For a Desk-Jockeying Analyst, he's inexplicably good at field work.

Finally, the dynamic between him and his boss would get his butt canned in an instant.  JR is pretty openly hostile to him.  Makes me actually like the Boss more than JR.

</threadJack>
 
2018-09-14 02:16:57 PM  
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Seems like a good deal.
 
2018-09-14 02:17:38 PM  

whither_apophis: I want a grourmet kitchen too


Another rich person with the white kitchen cabinets. It's like putting carpeting in the bathroom.
I guess if you don't actually use it or have someone to clean it, it's fine.

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2018-09-14 02:20:31 PM  

abhorrent1: whither_apophis: I want a grourmet kitchen too

Another rich person with the white kitchen cabinets. It's like putting carpeting in the bathroom.
I guess if you don't actually use it or have someone to clean it, it's fine.

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I do think it's a good idea to have cabinets you can paint or easily stain.  I've got cheap laminate cabinets, those things get beat up at my house and it sticks out like a sore thumb.
 
2018-09-14 02:20:46 PM  

abhorrent1: whither_apophis: I want a grourmet kitchen too

Another rich person with the white kitchen cabinets. It's like putting carpeting in the bathroom.
I guess if you don't actually use it or have someone to clean it, it's fine.

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I don't get highend houses with white cabinets my house is low end with white cabinets because they were cheaper than real wood.
 
2018-09-14 02:30:14 PM  

priapic_abandon2: Glendale: A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?

If you read the deed carefully, you will be having a permanent houseguest who pays no rent.


Hi Hugh ,Are you still alive, Cartman -- Damit so much!
 
2018-09-14 02:31:30 PM  

Glendale: A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?


Obviously it's in a rural area.  Just because a zero lot line two story tract house goes for $1.3 million in Irvine doesn't mean that other places aren't priced reasonably.
 
2018-09-14 02:34:19 PM  

dittybopper: Rapmaster2000: I always just assume that the people who are really into Tom Clancy dress like Tom Clancy.

No, Tom Clancy dressed like the people he wanted to be.

I liked a lot of his earlier works, but you could tell the quality was declining, until finally with Rainbow Six, the bottom fell out.

Clancy had a reputation for stretching technology a little bit, but in plausible ways.  So maybe the Navy didn't have sonar signal processing exactly like he imagined it in HFRO, but it wasn't totally bullshiat either.  Same thing in Red Storm Rising.  His stealth fighters were more based on the notional F-19 model kit that Revell put out than the actual F-117, but it was still a reasonable interpretation, and how he employed them was pretty spot-on.

But his McGuffin in Rainbow Six was a farkin' *DOWSING ROD*.  It was (and is) a scam product, and the book revolves around it being used.  That was the last straw.  I never bought a Clancy book new after that.  I'd pick them up used, if I even bothered to pick them up at all.  Not that he was writing his own books after that much anyway.  It's my contention that Tom Clancy greatly advanced the "War Porn" genre of fiction twice:  First when he wrote The Hunt for Red October, and secondly when he died.


I quit after there was a math error in Red Storm Rising. "Tico carried only ninety-six SM2 surface-to-air missiles; there were one hundred forty incoming Kingfish. ... The Aegis system did quite well. Just over 60 percent of the targets were destroyed. There were now eighty-two incoming missiles targeted on a total of eight ships."

60% of 140 is 84, 140 - 84 is 56.  The fleet should've survived
 
2018-09-14 02:46:04 PM  
winedrinkingman:

His war between America and Japan was just a Nationalistic slash fiction against a country that had dared to outperform us economically back when his precious Reagan was president.....

That was the plot for Debt of Honor, and it was published in 1994, almost a decade after Reagan left office. If you're implying he held some secret grudge against "brown people", why would he wait that long to write about it when he was churning out books all throughout the 80s?

We get it: you dont like Clancy. Yet, you seem to have read an awful lot of his stuff. Can you show us on the doll where he touched you?
 
2018-09-14 03:18:13 PM  

winedrinkingman: His secret Co-author on Red Storm Rising, and probably most of his other earlier books,

Larry Bond is actually a much better author, and has a more realistic view of the world.

His book "Red Phoenix" was great. Especially after having served two tours in Korea.
 
2018-09-14 03:44:24 PM  

Geotpf: Glendale: A 17,000 sq ft house on 537 acres for 6.2 million? That seems low. I'm a west coaster, but is that like super rural east coast or something to be that inexpensive for what you get?

Obviously it's in a rural area.  Just because a zero lot line two story tract house goes for $1.3 million in Irvine doesn't mean that other places aren't priced reasonably.


So it's basically Deliverance rural?
 
2018-09-14 03:54:45 PM  
6.2 million for all of that land and the house is cheap. I know land in Florida starts at around $50,000 an acre. (Up from $2000 in the early 60's.) I'd love to just have the money to buy that place -- and then spend it on a nicer one. The house is OK, but doesn't thrill me.

Just think of the expense of having that home. Enormous taxes, paying for gardeners, house keepers, repairmen, probably a cook, and, in these days, a top of the line security system.
 
2018-09-14 03:56:48 PM  

Tom_Slick: abhorrent1: whither_apophis: I want a grourmet kitchen too

Another rich person with the white kitchen cabinets. It's like putting carpeting in the bathroom.
I guess if you don't actually use it or have someone to clean it, it's fine.

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I don't get highend houses with white cabinets my house is low end with white cabinets because they were cheaper than real wood.


Sad thing is that they probably are high end cabinets. Probably solid cherry, oak, maple, whatever. And they just paint them white.
 
2018-09-14 04:27:38 PM  

dittybopper: Rapmaster2000: I always just assume that the people who are really into Tom Clancy dress like Tom Clancy.

No, Tom Clancy dressed like the people he wanted to be.

I liked a lot of his earlier works, but you could tell the quality was declining, until finally with Rainbow Six, the bottom fell out.

Clancy had a reputation for stretching technology a little bit, but in plausible ways.  So maybe the Navy didn't have sonar signal processing exactly like he imagined it in HFRO, but it wasn't totally bullshiat either.  Same thing in Red Storm Rising.  His stealth fighters were more based on the notional F-19 model kit that Revell put out than the actual F-117, but it was still a reasonable interpretation, and how he employed them was pretty spot-on.

But his McGuffin in Rainbow Six was a farkin' *DOWSING ROD*.  It was (and is) a scam product, and the book revolves around it being used.  That was the last straw.  I never bought a Clancy book new after that.  I'd pick them up used, if I even bothered to pick them up at all.  Not that he was writing his own books after that much anyway.  It's my contention that Tom Clancy greatly advanced the "War Porn" genre of fiction twice:  First when he wrote The Hunt for Red October, and secondly when he died.


2 events made me quit Tom Clancy cold turkey:

1. In Red Rabbit, he said Budapest was 3 hours AHEAD of Moscow. It's an hour behind.

2. In an interview with an Atlanta radio station promoting a book, he was biatching about the choices they kept picking for Jack Ryan, so they asked him, "who do you think should play him? Who do you envision as Ryan?" He said, "Isn't it obvious? Jack Ryan is me. I'M Jack Ryan."

Ok buddy. Sure. He is one of those guys who's biggest regret is that he never served in the military.
 
2018-09-14 04:33:38 PM  

Dick Gozinya: winedrinkingman:

His war between America and Japan was just a Nationalistic slash fiction against a country that had dared to outperform us economically back when his precious Reagan was president.....

That was the plot for Debt of Honor, and it was published in 1994, almost a decade after Reagan left office. If you're implying he held some secret grudge against "brown people", why would he wait that long to write about it when he was churning out books all throughout the 80s?

We get it: you dont like Clancy. Yet, you seem to have read an awful lot of his stuff. Can you show us on the doll where he touched you?


5 years is almost a decade? That's some hardcore Tom Clancy math.
 
2018-09-14 04:40:13 PM  
<i>"Rainbow Six" was just "Israeli Jews are good, Palestinians and Muslims are evil"</i> ... as is proven true every day
 
2018-09-14 04:47:37 PM  

UNC_Samurai: DarkSoulNoHope: But isn't the Enterprise undergoing scrapping right now?

It's still waiting for the torches.  There's a fight over how to deal with the cost of the the reactor section.


It's not in Alameda?
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2018-09-14 04:49:19 PM  

abhorrent1: What the hell is a tennis house?


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/The joke might be obscure, the movie isn't.
//Credit to the Mad Magazine parody of Raiders of the Lost Ark
///Slashies love the 80's
 
2018-09-14 04:54:18 PM  

dittybopper: Rapmaster2000: I always just assume that the people who are really into Tom Clancy dress like Tom Clancy.

No, Tom Clancy dressed like the people he wanted to be.

I liked a lot of his earlier works, but you could tell the quality was declining, until finally with Rainbow Six, the bottom fell out.


What mightily annoyed me about his Rainbow Six book was the details in the subject matter.

Yes, it was about an elite anti-terrorism unit. Yes, this means there was a lot of action and a convoluted plot, as has been the case with many of Clancy's books.

What stuck in my craw was that every single fictional terrorist group described in the book was pointedly said to be "left-wing."

So he went from being a balanced and credible writer to a blatant propaganda churner for the GOP, in my humble opinion. His earlier books are still great though.
 
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